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NAR 2013 Community Preference Survey

NAR's 2013 Community Preference Survey explores Americans' wants regarding neighborhood characteristics such as proximity to parks and shopping, walkability, and commuting time, and the trade-offs in home type and size that people may be willing to accept in order to obtain those neighborhood preferences.

The New Real Estate Mantra: Location Near Public Transportation

A study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and NAR reveals that during the last recession, residential property values performed 41 percent better on average if they were located near public transportation with high-frequency service.